We homeschool our daughter, and for social studies last month we focused on Christmas Around the World. For every country we studied, we made an accompanying craft or food item. Kugel made its appearance when we learned about Israel and what Christians and Jewish people eat there during the holidays. Originally I was going to […]

Sausage Noodle Soup

I threw this sausage noodle soup together on a whim a couple of months ago. It has beef broth, chicken broth, vidalia onion, egg noodles, kielbasa sausage, and spinach inside. For a basic soup, it is very hearty and quite tasty. My husband loved it, although next time I will use fresh spinach instead of […]

Cauliflower Macaroni & Cheese

Last week my mom put together a delicious ham dinner for New Year’s Day. Always a gracious host, she sent us home with lots of leftover ham, our favorite rosa maria fruit salad, and plenty of vegetables. This included a huge head of cauliflower that was not cut into. So what is a small family […]

Secret Ingredients Baked Macaroni & Cheese

  The secret to this awesome macaroni and cheese is buttermilk pancake mix and cream of chicken soup. Add two different cheeses (technically eight if you include the six in the Italian blend), and you have a cheese lover’s dream.   Secret Ingredients Baked Macaroni & Cheese   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time […]

(From Scratch) Chicken Noodle Soup

I have made chicken noodle soup countless times over the years, but this was the first time making my own stock. It is much simpler than it sounds, and all you need is some bone-in chicken breasts and a large pot of water to get you started. Bring the chicken to a boil, and simmer […]

Slow Cooker Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken

I am always one to try out new slow cooker recipes. Really, what could be easier than putting your dinner in a crockpot, leaving it alone for several hours, and coming back to a delicious full-cooked meal? There is not much extra prep for this recipe (which was adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff). The sauce needs […]

Sun Dried Tomato Tortellini Soup

I first saw the recipe for tomato tortellini soup on Six Sisters’ Stuff. I knew right away that it was a recipe to attempt, and I have made it twice since. The Sisters’ recipe has been adapted here in the following ways: using 12 ounces of Barilla three cheese tortellini instead of 9 ounce, adding […]

Rotini Broccoli Alfredo

Ever wondered what to do with leftover half and half in your fridge? I had a whole pint sitting in the chiller, remnants from a soup that I had previouslymade. The carton had a recipe for alfredo on it, which I adapted by using parmesan and romano blend cheese and steamfresh broccoli. This was a […]

Kielbasa Pizza Pasta Bake

This casserole is one of my husband’s new favorite meals. Different from the traditional pizza pasta bake, this one has sauteed kielbasa sausage and onions inside. It is fairly simple to throw together, and gives you plenty of servings. I always end up freezing about half of the batch, and it always reheats nicely. This […]

Baked Macaroni & Cheese w/ Angus Hotdogs

One of my husband’s favorite dishes is macaroni and cheese. After Jeff and I got married, the first meal I ever cooked for him was Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese. (As a bachelor, he basically survived on that and Frosted Mini Wheats). Jeff would have been happy had I continued cooking his dinner from a box. […]